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Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will
be ((equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as )) the current one.
A. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as
B. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as they are
C. equally likely that they will exceed the proposed
speed limit as
D. as likely that they will exceed the proposed
speed limit as
E. as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit
as they are.
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Re: Traffic safety [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2009, 12:33
I think the original is good. It is not wordy and it makes sense. A.
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Re: Traffic safety [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2009, 13:10
D.....

Testing the idiom - AS...AS
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Re: Traffic safety [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2009, 20:49
IMO D
Expression as ... as is being tested.
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Re: Traffic safety [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2009, 08:43
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I think the original is good. It is not wordy and it makes sense. A.



i agree. i think the answer should be A.
the problem with D in my opinion, even if it is idiomatic, is that the comparison is a bit confusing and the sentence seems wordy to me.

But what is the OA?
please post the OA.
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Re: Traffic safety [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2009, 10:31
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Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will
be ((equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as )) the current one.
A. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as
B. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as they are
C. equally likely that they will exceed the proposed
speed limit as
D. as likely that they will exceed the proposed
speed limit as
E. as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit
as they are.


The only viable answer choices are choices A and E. D cannot be correct because of the comparison "drivers will be as likely that they will," which is unidiomatic and jumbled. The phrase "drivers will be as likely" must be followed by an infinitive form, such as "to exceed" in choice E.

The difference between A and E is that while both ellipse certain words:

A) Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as [they are to exceed] the current one.
E) Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are [to exceed] the current one.

Only choice E uses the appropriate "as...as" idiom.
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Re: Traffic safety [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2009, 15:50
Sorry, guys.
I realized my mistake. IMO A.
Answer D, which I chose at my first attempt is definitely not correct, as the expression as...as has no logical sense.
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Re: Traffic safety [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2009, 20:18
vote for A, vaibhav87, pls post OA
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Re: Traffic safety [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 17:18
KnewtonAlex wrote:
vaibhav87 wrote:
Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will
be ((equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as )) the current one.
A. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as
B. equally likely to exceed the proposed speed
limit as they are
C. equally likely that they will exceed the proposed
speed limit as
D. as likely that they will exceed the proposed
speed limit as
E. as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit
as they are.


The only viable answer choices are choices A and E. D cannot be correct because of the comparison "drivers will be as likely that they will," which is unidiomatic and jumbled. The phrase "drivers will be as likely" must be followed by an infinitive form, such as "to exceed" in choice E.

The difference between A and E is that while both ellipse certain words:

A) Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be equally likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as [they are to exceed] the current one.
E) Traffic safety officials predict that drivers will be as likely to exceed the proposed speed limit as they are [to exceed] the current one.

Only choice E uses the appropriate "as...as" idiom.


Hi KnewtonAlex,
Is "they are [to exceed] the current one" is correct sentence/clause?? What is the role of "to exceed" infinitive here.

If anyone else wants to comment, he/she is most welcome.

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Re: Traffic safety   [#permalink] 25 Jul 2011, 17:18
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